Beer, Wine & Bars

Cocktail of the Month: A Play on the Aperol Spritz at Seattle’s Cloud Room Bar

Aperitivos are all the rage, but this twist on the spritz works any time of day

This article appears in print in the February 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. The History: We can mainly thank the Italian spritz, sometimes called…

AJ Rathbun

Find the Perfect Drink at These Seattle Cocktail Bars 西雅图豪华鸡尾酒吧:浅酌慢饮最佳去处

品尝这些琼浆玉液 Try these sumptuous sippers


AJ Rathbun

Celebrate Lunar New Year with This Local Beer Made from a 5,000-Year-Old Recipe

A Ballard brewery brings a 5,000-year-old Chinese beer recipe back to life

From left to right: Mijiaya historic Chinese beer, Buddha’s hand citron IPA and Lychee Sour

Kelly Knickerbocker

Pioneer Square Distillery Lets You Blend Your Own Whiskey

Copperworks’ whiskey-blending workshop lets you create your own perfect bottle

BARREL OF FUN: Copperworks co-founder Jason Parker holds the “dipping dog,” a tool used to extract whiskey from the cask

AJ Rathbun

Cocktail of the Month: A Perfect Drink for Fall at Black Cat Bar in Belltown

Calvados brandy provides the base for a cocktail that sings a delicious seasonal song

Fine Diving: Black Cat may have the attitude of a dive bar, but owner Dustin Haarstad’s bartending skills make sure it doesn’t drink like one

AJ Rathbun

Cocktail of the Month: Grandeza Old Fashioned at Moctezuma’s Restaurant & Tequila Bar

Northwest-made Grandeza liqueur introduces hints of citrus and vanilla to a legendary tipple

This article appears in print in the June 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. The History: Curiously, the history of this descendant of…

AJ Rathbun

How One Seattle Distillery Is Using Tea to Infuse Spirits

Plus: Which tea-infused spirits to try from Woodinville's Four Leaf Spirits, and two cocktail recipes for how to mix it all up

Friends Tom Kelley (left) and Matt McMullen started their Four Leaf Spirits Distillery in 2015; their first product was an herbal-tea-infused liqueur

AJ Rathbun

This Wonderfully Balanced Cocktail Is Worth a Trip to Tacoma

The Bamboo cocktail at newly opened en Rama in Tacoma is best sipped slowly

En Rama (in Tacoma) bartender Chris Keil’s love of sherry shows up in this balanced, playful drink that’s best to sip slowly

AJ Rathbun

The ‘Seattle Grey’ Is the Perfect Drink to Fight the Winter Blues

The Nook's refreshing drink is the perfect sipper for this chilly weather.

Nook owners and brothers Jimmy (left) and Johnny Rolfe use tea-infused vodka as a twist on the old-school highball

AJ Rathbun

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